Rob Merkwitza, managing director and founder, claims a move to “smart, connected networks” puts the company in a very strong position to significantly grow business as demand for secure IoT connectivity increases.
“We’ve built the company to focus almost entirely on OT and IT infrastructures, providing the digital plumbing required to bring together industrial and IT networks that deliver secure, smart and connected outcomes.”
According to Merkwitza, RIoT Solutions has made significant investment in its cyber security credentials ensuring customers take "a 'first line of defence’ approach to protecting and securing OT and IT network environments from a new wave of sophisticated hazards”.
“Cyber security for critical infrastructures must be robust and built in as a fundamental component to fortifying industrial networks. This is why we encourage all of our experts to cross-skill in both network and cyber security domains.”
Merkwitza says the company has grown to 20 employees, most of whom he claims are highly qualified specialists in their fields, “to bring a holistic offering to organisations as they migrate to digital environments”.
According to Merkwitza, RIoT Solutions has signed more than 50 customers in Australia, including state governments, regional councils, transportation, utilities and manufacturing organisations specifically in OT and IT. The enterprise IT business has also seen growth in network architecture and cyber security services.
RIoT Solutions also announced the appointment of Colin Sayward, previously with Queensland Urban Utilities, as technical infrastructure consultant. Also announced were the appointments of Dany Bashour as support engineer; Trevor Laughton as enterprise account executive; and Angela Zelinksi as project co-ordinator.